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WFP Ranks #1 at Gathering of Eagles Headlined by George W. Bush

May 15, 2014

The 2014 REAL Trends 500, an annual research report ranking the performance of residential real estate firms in the United States, has recognized Washington Fine Properties (WFP) as a leader among firms for 2013. Only the top 500 firms out of over 20,000 firms in the nation are recognized in the report, based on closed transaction sides and closed sales volume.

The firm attended the REAL Trends’ 27th annual Gathering of Eagles Conference on April 30 in Dallas, where the REAL Trends 500 report was released.  A record crowd of more than 370 industry leaders attended the event, which was headlined by the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush.

For 2013, Washington Fine Properties ranked #70 of the top 500 Largest Brokers in the United States.  The firm was proud to have achieved an astonishing 26 percent increase in closed sales volume since 2012.

For the fifth consecutive year, Washington Fine Properties earned the #1 position out of all firms in the United States for having the highest average sales price of $1.26 million.

Washington Fine Properties continues to lead the Capital Region, as it has sold 40 percent more properties over $1 million in Washington, D.C. than its next closest competitor.  In 2013, WFP participated in more than 59 percent of sales over $5 million in the Capital Region, while also increasing its sales under $1 million by 50 percent in the past five years.



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WFP Represents Buyer and Seller in Largest Kalorama Sale for 2014

May 12, 2014

2446 Belmont Road NW (Photo by: HomeVisit) 2446 Belmont Road NW

Washington Fine Properties (WFP), has announced that it has recently closed the highest priced sale in Kalorama so far in 2014. The historic 1920s residence was listed for $5.995 million.

Located at 2446 Belmont Road NW, the magnificent Tudor sits on two oversized lots in Washington’s prestigious Kalorama neighborhood, the home to many embassies, ambassadorial residences, and influential families. The residence has undergone a meticulous renovation and substantial addition, featuring nine bedrooms, gracious public rooms, refinished hardwood floors throughout, and original leaded glass windows that have been restored and rebuilt with custom high end finishes. The stunning outdoor space boasts two tiers of extensive flagstone terraces, formal gardens, and a gated courtyard for up to ten vehicles.

Washington Fine Properties represented both sides of the transaction. Mark McFadden represented the sellers, while Kimberly Casey and Daryl Judy represented the purchasers.

Since 2010, Washington Fine Properties has been involved in 27 out of the 34 sales over $3 million in Kalorama, a 79 percent market share. Since 2013, the firm has been involved in 6 out of the 7 sales over $3 million, an astonishing 86 percent market share.



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Georgetown Farmers Market Opens May 7th

May 1, 2014

The Friends of Rose Park, in cooperation with the DC Department of Parks and Recreation, is sponsoring the Georgetown Farmers Market in Rose Park for its 12th season.  The opening day of the Georgetown Farmers Market is Wednesday, May 7th

The market is open, rain or shine, every Wednesday until Halloween from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. near the corner of O Street and 26th.  The location will be modified later in the season to accommodate the planned renovation of the playgrounds in Rose Park.

The Georgetown Farmers Market is excited to welcome a wonderful variety of newcomers to the market:

Welcoming back our regulars from last year:

Anchor Nursery- Fresh vegetables, fresh cut flowers, plants

Quaker Valley Orchards - Berries, honey, apples, peaches, greens

Groff's Content Farm- Fresh Eggs, cage-free chicken, Berkshire pork and sausage, grass-fed beef, pet treats, and farm tallow soap bars

All Things Olive -Specialty California EEVO, Infused and Aged Vinegars, Gourmet Condiments, International Salts

Bread House- Breads, Rolls, Muffins, Croissants, Scones, and Specialty Items

And new this season:

I-Heart-U- Gluten-free Baked Goods including breads, muffins, desserts

Divine Foods- Crepes made fresh with savory and sweet fillings with seasonal local products

Amore Gelato- Fresh scooped gelato in many flavor combinations with seasonal local fruit

Happy Hens Barnyard- Fresh pastured chicken and duck eggs, poultry, seafood and fish from Crisfield, MD.  Homemade marmalade, and pickled eggs, fresh crab cakes, and oyster stew

DC Dills - Fresh pickle sold from barrels and locally produced in Howard County MD

Karalaca Coffee– Single-sourced in Columbia and roasted in VA.  Whole beans and brewed

Wadel's Dairy- Organic Raw Milk Cow Cheeses including Cave-Aged, Hickory Smoked, Habanero, Garlic-Herb, and Mild Cheddar Cheeses

Spriggs Delight Artisan Goat Cheese- Farmstead locally produced cheeses, fresh, feta, camembert, and goat milk special fudge

(And in Alternating Weeks)

Dinner Is Ready!- Prepared Meals and Soups using local and very fine ingredients

Pure Joy Foods- Organic and locally sourced ingredients for baby food in three flavors

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